Prisons Weren't Built for Children.
Here's What We Can Do.

By Michael Hunn

This past week we began to hear about the appalling conditions at the detention center in Clint, Texas, where some 300 children had been held for weeks without soap and toothbrushes or adequate food, clothing, and bedding. Official responses from various government agencies all say the same thing: “Our short-term holding facilities were not designed to hold vulnerable populations, and we urgently need additional humanitarian funding to manage this crisis.”

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The Diocese of the Rio Grande was formed in 1952 by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church from the Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest Texas.

The Diocese encompasses 154,000 square miles of the State of New Mexico and Far West Texas from the Pecos River to the border with Mexico along the Rio Grande.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande on May 5, 2018. He was ordained and consecrated Bishop on November 3, 2018, as serves as chief pastor for the 15,000 members of the congregations of the Diocese that comprises the 154,000 square miles of the Diocese.

Map of churches in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

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